Yesterday I went in for my first retightening session with my
(Hair Specialist: Shaun). I mentally prepared myself for the long haul but in the end it only took 3 hours to do. I almost did a dance when I got up to leave. She said that my hair is doing just fine and as excepted I did have some slippage. In the very back and in the top I had some that came completely loose. But it was only about four locks so in all not to bad. I'd had about an half an inch of new growth to get retightened. I forgot what it felt like for my hair to be tight at the scalp again. Now you can see the scalp line in the very front and along the back again if my hair is up.
I sat there as another stylist in the salon washed and curled and weaved other clients in the salon. Oh the smell of burning hair! I said that I was so damm happy that I no longer had to go though all of that madness. I would go in and sit for an hour maybe, pissed. Get washed and conditioned and comb wrapped up. I would sit under the dryer for 2 hours holding my ears and then get my hair still blown dry and sometimes straightened with a presser. I could not sleep on it to hard, get it wet in the shower and worst of all it would go right back to being curly and needing to be redone in three to four days. Pissed again.
Now I wake up, spray in some water, shake and walk the hell out.
I have to say that at first I hated that I could not put gel on the edges and brush them down. It was just my norm to tame all of my hair to give that smooth sweep back appearance. But I'm over it now and I'm learning to like my untamed but more manageable hair.
I'm learning it is a process of time thing.
Anyone else going though the "I'm learning to except my hair product free phase"?